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Shaguna Gahilote

Shaguna Gahilote

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The writer is an education, art and culture expert and has also extensively worked in the area of peace

By Shaguna Gahilote

Why 40% of Indian youths don't have role models for the profession they aspire to take up

We need to ensure that demographic dividend is well utilised and the abilities well-channelised.

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Gang rape of school student in Shimla: How little things have changed

We are not a country of lasting solutions, short-term respite is good for us.

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Ahmedabad as World Heritage Site: Do we really care about our inheritance?

Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, which was listed as a WHS in 1999, was vandalised as part of the ongoing agitation for Gorkhaland in West Bengal.

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Why return of Class 10 board exams is collective failure of the system

On the pretext of making a child learn, we are setting in stress and disappointment in our children.

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Why UN failed to elect a woman secretary-general

To meet its third MDG, the United Nations itself is required to be seen as a gender equal place, from bottom to top.

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In response to Amitabh Bachchan: Stop telling girls what to do

It's time to move past the teach-your-girls syndrome, and have conversations with our sons.

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How educated urban working women risk losing empowerment

It's decision-making at every step: the choice to reject, to uphold, to give up and to grab that needs to be practised.

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What we can learn from #MaggiWapsi

General public is so callous or gullible that they will believe anything that those in authority say.

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What an autorickshaw wala can teach you about Digital India and more

The price of pulses is what the cost of private school fees was in my time.

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By returning Durga statue, Angela Merkel has shown the way

Will the tenth-century Mahishasurmardini remain in Delhi as a story of theft and recovery or will it find its way back to its home in Jammu and Kashmir?

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How not to lose of what little is left behind

Eastern philosophy is about changing, living traditions but Western outlook prefers a stricter, pristine conservation.

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Will the Nehru museum revamp help us rise above petty politics?

Will the exercise go beyond petty politics and make us question and accept differences?

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#SalmanKhanVerdict: Why hit-and-run victims are still the biggest losers

After six decades of freedom, justice to all must have a heart and a soul - not just reams of paperwork that does not recognise reform or rehabilitation.

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